MI Parent Edge offers host of student-focused programs

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:45pm
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MI Parent Edge has partnered with Challenge Success — a nonprofit affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education — for its 2021-22 virtual programming.

“As we all return to school culture after a year of pause, we hope to examine and embrace a broader definition of success that will have a positive and lasting impact on the student experience on Mercer Island,” reads MI Parent Edge’s website.

The programs are:

* Supporting Re-Entry (Elementary) — 7 p.m. Sept. 20

Join Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) school-based counselors for a discussion about how to prepare elementary-aged kids for their re-entry to school.

* Supporting Re-Entry (Middle and High School) — 7 p.m. Sept. 27

Join MIYFS school-based counselors for a discussion about how to prepare middle and high school-aged kids for their re-entry to school.

* “I Wish…” Project (ongoing)

Elementary, middle and high school students will be invited to share thoughts and feelings they wish their parents, teachers, classmates and friends knew. Responses will be shared anonymously via a multi-media campaign.

* Well-Balanced Student (K-12) — 7 p.m. Oct. 6

This workshop — presented by Challenge Success — examines the tension that parents, students and teachers often experience over issues such as homework, grades and the culture of competition, and offers tools for creating a healthier school climate.

* A Healthier Approach to College Admissions (For parents and students in grades 8-12) — 7 p.m. Nov. 9

This research-based workshop — presented by Challenge Success — addresses many of the important questions that MI Parent Edge hears from families. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter?

* Forefront: Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents — 7 p.m. Nov. 17

Learn evidence-based prevention strategies to help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. Like first aid and CPR, this valuable knowledge supports healthy families and communities. For parents/adults only. Presented in partnership with MIYFS.

* Signs of Suicide: Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents — 7 p.m. April 5, 2022

How would you respond if your child told you their friend might be thinking about suicide? Learn how to help your child save a life. Learn strategies to help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. For parents/adults only. Presented in partnership with MIYFS and the Islander Middle School counseling team.

To register for programs and for more information, visit https://miptacouncil.membershiptoolkit.com/miparentedge_programs

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